Board Chair

“GVLT is an essential partner in wise planning that preserves the open spaces and access to nature that make our beloved community such a magical place.”

Susan is Professor Emerita of Business Law at Montana State University where she was a long-time faculty member, Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. At MSU, she taught a variety of courses including law, negotiation, communications and an Honors College seminar on the First Amendment and free speech. Her husband’s family owns a ranch in the Paradise Valley that is protected by one of Montana’s first conservation easements and where she first learned to fly fish 30 years ago. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards, including Bozeman Summit School, Montana Center for International Visitors, Federal Defenders of Montana (public defenders for the federal courts in Montana), and the Yellowstone Park Advisory Council. Susan grew up in the Netherlands and Washington D.C., and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Classics, and Stanford Law School. She enjoys fly fishing, skiing, biking, hiking and travel with her husband, daughter and Rhodesian Ridgeback dog (who does not enjoy the travel part).